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This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the structure, design and operation of computers. It introduces the evolvement of computer architecture through its generations. This course presents and compares theoretical and practical aspects of the structure and operation of different CPU and memory architectures. It also introduces the services provided by operating system software and the acquisition, processing, storage, and output of data, in addition to the interaction between different computer components. This course will provide students a solid technical foundation and reasoning skills to understand new and emerging computer technologies, assess their value, and place them in the context of their knowledge of computer systems. Students will also conduct a case study and review a paper on computer architecture. Students will also perform presentations in selected topics.